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Ross Bay Cemetery

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Address: Dallas Rd., Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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A Victorian-style cemetery containing the earthly remains of Vancouver's...

A Victorian-style cemetery containing the earthly remains of Vancouver's most prominent families.

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very peaceful

Spent an enjoyable time here. It was very interesting reading the different stones, a good history lesson. It is well maintained with ample seating to enjoy the quietness... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
sheila g
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Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom

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Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent an enjoyable time here. It was very interesting reading the different stones, a good history lesson. It is well maintained with ample seating to enjoy the quietness. Wished I had more time there.

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Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this cemetery as a bit of a journey we do in older cities, we have visited ones in Europe with dates going back to the 14th century but I was neat to see some here from the 19th century. The park is laid out very well as has a view of the ocean. It's covers a lot of... More 

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Thank Brian K
Abbotsford, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Facing the ocean this is an old and special cemetery. Many historical figures from the early days of the province and colony of British Columbia are buried at Ross Bay. The Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria usually offers Ghost Tours in October.

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Thank Tess S
Sonoma, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We passed through Ross Bay Cemetery on stroll along the Dallas Rd.promenade (we needed fortification from a nearby Starbucks on Fairfield Rd.). There are public washrooms - it's not well signed, but you're dog isn't welcome here.

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Mesa, AZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

On one of my daily walks I ended up at the Ross Bay Cemetary. Located across the street from the ocean it is a large tree covered Cemetary with several paths. Spent some time looking at graves as I enjoy the historical aspects of them. They have a veterans area as well as an area dedicated to the Asian immigrants... More 

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

It's a great place to wonder around and view the headstones. If you can, take a guided tour of the Cemetery as there's a lot of famous people buried there.

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Thank phoulston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Ross Bay Cemetery has some magnificently artistic stonework to be enjoyed, and lots of history to learn about. Oddly enough there is a Pokemon Gym inside the cemetery, rumor has it ghost Pokemon will haunt anyone who dare attempt to take that Gym from Team Mystic.. Critically, on the corner of the road there are public bathrooms. Legit flush-toilet, sink... More 

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

It is a nice grave yard to spend some time; however, I was on a specific mission. I was in search a a grave site for a family member. There are many areas of interest(historical people and an area for service people) There is a society taking care and mapping the area. The map and system of grave markers is... More 

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

I shall start with a criticism: one needs a map, indicating places of rest of historical and other people of interest. Unfortunately none were available. We enjoyed strolling around and we did manage to locate some of those graves. If you find cemeteries interesting, this is definitely one to visit.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Well, reality is that Pokemon has loaded up this spot with some great finds.. Kinda creepy to think, but if you want to level up, walk around Ross Bay..

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